This detailed map is from Jacques-Nicolas Bellin’s Le Petit Atlas Maritime…. This first edition work was published in Paris by Bellin in 1764. The atlas had included plenty of new material as well as reduced engravings from his previous atlases.
Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was one of the most noted mapmakers of the 1700s. He served as the hydrographer to the French Navy at the age of 18 and was eventually named the Official Hydrogapher of the French King. He produced numerous maps and atlases throughout his career, and helped establish France as a leading source of precise cartography.